Based on the book by John le Carré this is an unusual thriller that does not fail to make you think or entertain. I knew this film had won many awards (including an Oscar) but I didn’t know anything about the story until I got it out from the library. Ralph Fiennes plays Justin Quayle with typical British reserve but not so much that you don’t see the heart behind this ‘constant’ character. Rachel Weisz (Tessa Quayle) is vivacious and compelling.
The story follows a diplomat and his activist wife who discovers how a pharmaceutical company is testing drugs on innocent Kenyans. The amazing performances and scenery make this film very believable and the feel of a prophecy coming true. The African music is simple, subtle and establishes a wonderful tone.
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